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Behind the Scenes of a Real Life ER

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, The Waiting Room, staff and doctors in the busy ER of Oakland's Highland Hospital work tirelessly to provide care for patients who have no healthcare safety-net.
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  • John Carollo

    Watching the Detropia segment on Independent Lens made me sad for the City I spent the first 17 years of my life growing up in. My only criticism is to the captions … too white / washed out and the type font too blurry to read without getting out of my chair and standing a foot from the television screen.

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Airing weekly on PBS, the five-time Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens is an independent film festival in your living room. Each week we introduce a new documentary film from among the best independent filmmakers working today.
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